Archive for the ‘Nursing’ Category

The Seven Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Asking the same question over and over again. Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again. Forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to play cards—activities that were previously done with ease and regularity. Losing one’s ability to pay bills or balance […]


This is a letter I recently wrote to review a new diagnosis of dementia with a patient who requested a consultation from the home memory disorders program. This is not meant to establish a provider patient relationship with the reader but merely to inform and help you prepare for your visit with your primary care […]


The benefits of breast feeding for babies: Breast milk provides the right balance of nutrients to help an infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. Breastfed infants, and those who are fed expressed breast milk, have fewer deaths during the first year and experience fewer illnesses than babies fed formula. Some of the nutrients […]


Many actions can be taken by patients and caregivers to decrease the risk for falls in the home.


Observing these suggestions will make for a more pleasant hospital stay, and get you out as quickly as possible. This is written with an intended humorous tone. It is based on the requests and behaviors that I have observed in many patients over the years.


Nursing is the most diverse of all health care professions and they practice in a wide range of settings, but generally nursing responsibilities are divided depending on the needs of the person being nursed. The major divisions involve the nursing of patients with mental health problems, nursing of children (pediatric nursing), nursing of older adults […]